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01/17/2022 04:01 PM EST

Have you ever shoveled snow and woke up the next day feeling muscles that you forgot you had? That’s the kind of physical muscle awareness you’ll remember for days! Follow along for a more mindful approach – muscle awareness meditation. [From VAntage Point]

01/14/2022 11:31 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Julie Butner, who served as a commander during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. Julie Butner graduated from Texas Christian University (TCU) in 1988 with a degree in nutrition. A member of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at TCU, she received her Army Reserve Commission upon graduation and began to serve as a dietitian. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Julie!

01/12/2022 02:01 PM EST

The next free seminar in the Wellness Wednesday Financial Education series, Jan. 19, looks at women and money. There are two, hour-long sessions at noon and 3 p.m. Eastern Time (9 a.m. and noon Pacific Time). [From VAntage Point]

01/11/2022 04:02 PM EST

With ongoing investments in hiring and support, VA is addressing the need to better serve women Veterans head-on. Women Veterans are the fastest growing group of Veterans in the nation. Over 700,000 women have served in the military in the last two decades, joining a lineage that can be traced back to the Civil War. [From VAntage Point]

01/11/2022 11:31 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Julia E. Hamblet, who served as the director of the Women’s Reserve from 1953 to 1959. Julia E. Hamblet was born in May 1916 in Winchester, Massachusetts. After attending high school in Plainfield, New Jersey, Hamblet went to Vassar College to obtain a degree in economics. [From VAntage Point]

We honor her service.